Bishopsgate Institute – Smerdon

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Mary A Smerdon's straw hat shop at 95 Bishopsgate
Mary A Smerdon’s straw hat shop at 95 Bishopsgate

On 4 September 2014 I set myself a challenge to discover something new on the story of The Smerdons at The Bishopsgate Institute.  Archivist Stefan found this image dated 1839 amongst ‘The London Collection Manuscripts’. It is a sketch of Mary A Smerdon’s straw hat shop at 95 Bishopsgate, then located next to St Ethelburga’s Church.  A great find.

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